Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Digital Camera Review$499.95
Videos are good for 30p, but don't move with the kind of smoothness we'd expect from the 60p competition. We also noticed some issues with compression artifacts in shaded areas, as well as some minor frequency interference that can be observed in high contrast areas like the spinning circles. More on how CamcorderInfo tests motion.
For a $500 camera, the HS30 is capable of average sharpness during video. In our lab test we observed approximately 525 lw/ph horizontally on average, but only 450 lw/ph vertically. More on how CamcorderInfo tests video sharpness.
When we reduced ambient illumination to only 60 lux, horizontal resolution increased to 550 lw/ph (though this is within the test's margin of error), while vertical resolution dropped to 400 lw/ph.
Low Light Sensitivity
The HS30 requires 28 lux of ambient illumination to gather 50 IRE of video image data. That's quite average for a still camera, but you'll get better low light results from just about any camcorder.